Steven J. Minsky

Steven Joe Minsky, age 67, of Berlin, died unexpectedly at home of a massive heart attack on Thursday, February 2, 2017, three hours after his wife died from breast cancer.

He was born October 25, 1949, in Berlin, the son of Harold and Sophie Darnick Minsky. Steve attended Berlin High School. On July 19, 1969, he was united in marriage to Margaret Kirk at First Congregational Church in Redgranite.

Steve worked at Kolpin Manufacturing, Sand Knit (where he never missed a day of work in twenty years), Southwest Engineering and for the Berlin Area School District as a custodian. He loved hunting, fishing, cutting wood and listening to 50s and 60s music.

He is survived by his three daughters, Sherry Soda (Tim Hopp), Laurie Darnick (Wayne “Walter” Sobieczyk) and Krista (Richard) Sobieski; nine grandchildren, Hunter (fiancé Kasi), Emma, Madeline, Kody, Colton, Lane, Landen, Layten and Lakelyn; one great-granddaughter, Nova; sister, Sharon (Herb) Dehn; brother, Donald Minsky; nieces and nephews, Ashley (Tyler), Jeff (Pam), Julie (Jim), William (Shannon), Brenda (Ed) and Debbie (Jason); and special friends, Mike (Bonnie) Thom and the Wayne (Marion) Krause family. Steve was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Margaret.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Barbola Funeral Chapel in Berlin on Friday, February 10, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a Memorial Service at 7:00 p.m., with Father Dale Grubba officiating. Inurnment will take place in Burdick Cemetery. A memorial has been established.

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